Archiv: Paris

09.12.2019 - 19:20 [ ]

Macron welcomes Putin, Zelensky for Ukraine peace talks in Paris

After a three-year freeze in negotiations over the conflict between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, a meeting is set for Monday at France’s Élysée Palace.

09.12.2019 - 19:13 [ ]

Ukraine-Gipfel in Paris: Hoffnung auf Annäherung

Selenskyj und Putin trafen zunächst mit dem französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel in Einzelgesprächen zusammen. Geplant ist auch ein Vier-Augen-Gespräch von Putin und Selenskyj.

19.10.2019 - 10:39 [ ]

Former navy admiral behind bin Laden raid warns of ‚barbarians at our gate‘


“They have invited young men and some women in so that they can act out their greatest perversion. It’s not about an ideology. It’s not about the caliphate,” McRaven said at a national security conference in Austin, the Austin American-Statesman reported on Friday.

“I believe that they bring people in because they realize they can kill, they can rape with impunity, they can torture, they can do these barbaric things in the name of Islam.”

22.08.2019 - 17:05 [ Telegraph ]

Brexit latest news: Major boost for Boris Johnson as Emmanuel Macron says Withdrawal Agreement can be amended

French President Emmanuel Macron has said for the first time that the Withdrawal Agreement can be amended to allow the UK to leave the European Union with a deal.

22.08.2019 - 17:00 [ Daily Mail ]

Emmanuel Macron says ‚Oui!‘ French president reluctantly BACKS Angela Merkel’s plan to give Boris Johnson 30 days to come up with an alternative to the backstop – but snipes he doubts the UK will find a Brexit solution

– Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron meeting in Paris for lunchtime talks
– Mr Johnson told French president he is serious about leaving the EU on Oct 31
– Angela Merkel has given Mr Johnson 30 days to propose backstop alternatives
– Mr Macron suggested he was open to hearing what the UK could come up with
– But he appeared to set bar very high as he said the backstop is ‚indispensable‘
– Mr Macron said yesterday reopening Withdrawal Agreement was ’not an option

20.08.2019 - 16:21 [ Telegraph ]

As Boris Johnson sits down to talk Brexit with Angela Merkel, five things we can expect from their meeting

The Prime Minister had previously insisted that he would not hold any talks with EU leaders until they agreed to scrap the controversial Irish backstop.

That pledge appears to have been shelved, as he is making a diplomatic dash to Berlin on Wednesday to meet Mrs Merkel and then Emmanuel Macron, the French president, in Paris on Thursday.

10.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Junge Welt ]

Referendum über Privatisierung in Paris

Gegner der geplanten Privatisierung der Pariser Flughafengesellschaft ADP haben eine wichtige rechtliche Hürde genommen und damit der Regierung von Premierminister Édouard Philippe einen Dämpfer versetzt. Der französische Verfassungsrat billigte am Donnerstag abend in Paris einen Vorstoß von zusammen rund 250 Abgeordneten und Senatoren für ein Referendum.

17.04.2019 - 16:15 [ Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / CounterPunch ]

The Burning Cathedral and the Dead Turtle

Craig Murray connected the event to imperialism: “France is a country which has spent hundreds of billions of euros on nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction, and hundreds of billions of euros on other military capabilities. France possesses the technological capability to utterly flatten a city the size of Paris in minutes. Yet it does not possess the technological capability to prevent one of its greatest buildings from being destroyed by fire.”

16.04.2019 - 01:36 [ France24 ]

Can a ‚people’s vote‘ stop Paris airports from going private?

French opposition lawmakers from left and right who banded together to trigger a public referendum on President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to privatise Paris airports have cleared a first hurdle in a complex process often regarded as nearly impossible.

09.04.2019 - 14:35 [ ITV News ‏/ Twitter ]

Theresa May arrives in Berlin for Brexit talks with German leader Angela Merkel – but no one is there to greet her

09.04.2019 - 14:25 [ ]

Theresa May arrives in Europe to beg for Brexit delay

Theresa May has headed for top-level talks in Berlin and Paris as she seeks European support to stop us crashing out of the EU on Friday.

The prime minister exchanged a warm greeting with Angela Merkel and they spent an hour together in Berlin.

09.04.2019 - 09:13 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron

Theresa May is to hold last-minute Brexit talks with the leaders of Germany and France later, four days before the UK is due to leave the EU.

Mrs May is meeting Angela Merkel in Berlin, followed by Emmanuel Macron in Paris, to urge them to back her request to delay Brexit again until 30 June.

09.03.2019 - 13:33 [ ]

‚Decisive act‘: Yellow vests plan Paris sit-in and protest at CDG airport

Another weekend, another yellow vest protest in France. This weekend the gilets jaunes are promising a „decisive act“ that will last three days and also feature a flash protest at Charles De Gaulle airport.

27.02.2019 - 18:53 [ ]

Brexit delay: France would block Article 50 extension ‘without a clear objective’, Macron says

France would block a delay to Brexit unless it had a “clear objective” based on a “new choice” by the British, Emmanuel Macron has said.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris, the French president gave the clearest signal from an EU leader so far that there would be conditions on an extension to the Article 50 negotiating period.

27.02.2019 - 18:51 [ Washington Ppst ]

Macron, Merkel hold talks on Brexit and other EU issues

Merkel was in Paris to discuss Brexit, relations with the United States and other European issues with the French president. With the U.K. leaving the EU, the two have positioned France and Germany as the logical drivers of the bloc’s future.

“The Franco-German relationship is the necessary condition to make Europe move forward,” Macron said during a joint news conference with Merkel.

05.01.2019 - 18:46 [ Sotiri Dimpinoudis ‏/ Twitter ]

#Update: In most cities and town across #France the #GiletsJaunes protestors went back at home There are still 34 known places where Protests are going on. #Paris, #Bordeaux, #Toulouse, #Caen and #rouen #ActeVIII


05.12.2018 - 09:53 [ ]

Priscilla Ludosky: Die Frau, die das gelbe Feuer entzündete

Sie ist die Frau, mit der alles begann. Eine Online-Petition von Priscilla Ludosky löste die Gelbe-Westen-Bewegung in Frankreich aus. Mittlerweile ist sie eine ihrer vielen Sprecherinnen.

04.12.2018 - 20:37 [ ]

Macrons Regierung zieht die Notbremse

Eine für Jänner 2019 vorgesehene Erhöhung der Strom- und Gastarife wurde ebenfalls für die kommenden sechs Monate, also die wegen der Heizungskosten heikle Winterperiode, annulliert. Während dieser Schonphase würden breit angelegte Beratungen mit allen Betroffenen stattfinden, versprach Philippe. Bei diesem „echten Dialog“ würde alles zur Diskussion stehen, also auch die gesamte Steuerpolitik.

04.12.2018 - 19:19 [ ]

„Keine Steuer ist es wert, die Einheit der Nation zu gefährden“

Frankreichs Regierung will die angekündigte Erhöhung der Ökosteuer für mehrere Monate aussetzen.
Das bestätigte der Premierminister in einer TV-Ansprache.
Der Regierungschef kündigte zudem an, dass die Tarife für Elektrizität und Gas während des Winters nicht angehoben werden sollen.
Den „Gelben Westen“ reicht das nicht. Sie fordern breite Steuersenkungen sowie die Erhöhung von Löhnen und Renten.

04.12.2018 - 19:18 [ ]

„Gelbwesten“ in Frankreich: Vorerst keine Steuererhöhung

Nach mehr als zweiwöchigen, teils gewaltsamen Protesten sind die „Gelbwesten“ in Frankreich einem ihrer Ziele ein Stück näher gekommen: Regierungschef Edouard Philippe bestätigte, dass die Ökosteuer auf Diesel und Benzin ausgesetzt werde. Die umstrittene Erhöhung ab Januar werde sechs Monaten lang gestoppt, sagte er in einer Fernsehansprache. Gleichzeitig kündigte er an, auch die Strom- und Gaspreise während der Wintermonate nicht zu erhöhen.

04.12.2018 - 19:16 [ BBC ]

France protests: PM Philippe suspends fuel tax rises

Fuel tax rises which have led to weeks of violent protests in France have now been postponed for six months.

The move was announced in a televised address by PM Edouard Philippe, who said anyone would have „to be deaf or blind“ not to hear or see the anger.

03.12.2018 - 19:57 [ ]

Students blockade schools as French protests spread: About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leaders

High-school students – who have been protesting against changes to colleges and the university system – also seized on the mood of protest and stepped up their blockades.

About 100 high schools were fully or partially blockaded around the country, including in the southern city of Toulouse and in Créteil in the Paris area.

03.12.2018 - 18:57 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

As the #GiletsJaunes protests in #Paris #France continue and grow stronger, it also receives support from policemen A group of police officers took off their helmets and didn’t intervene against the #YellowVests Many calls are being made by policemen to join the protests

01.12.2018 - 17:44 [ ]

DIRECT. „Gilets jaunes“ : 75 000 manifestants recensés en France, la situation reste très chaotique à Paris

Après des échauffourées près des Champs-Elysées, des heurts s’étendent, dans l’après-midi du samedi 1er décembre, à plusieurs autres quartiers de Paris dans une grande confusion, en marge de la mobilisation des „gilets jaunes“ qui rassemble quelque 75 000 personnes à travers la France, selon le ministère de l’Intérieur. La préfecture de police de Paris dénombre 183 interpellations et au moins 80 blessés, dont 14 membres des forces de l’ordre.

13.11.2018 - 09:11 [ Junge Welt ]

Kriegstreiber feiern Frieden

An die Schrecken des Ersten Weltkriegs, der vor 100 Jahren – am 11. November 1918 – mit dem Waffenstillstand im Wald von Compiègne (Nordwestfrankreich) zu Ende ging, haben am Sonntag in Paris 60 Staats- und Regierungschefs aus aller Welt erinnert. Bei prasselndem Regen geriet die Feier auf den Champs Élysées zu einem Schaulaufen der Heuchler, die mit Militärformationen, Standarten und Fanfarenklang den rund 18,6 Millionen getöteten Soldaten und Zivilisten »ewige Treue« schworen, während in Syrien und im Jemen Menschen bombardiert und ganze Städte ausgelöscht werden.

11.11.2018 - 15:09 [ CNN ]

World pauses to mark WWI Armistice centenary

World leaders gathered in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice.
French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the leaders at a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe.
Queen Elizabeth II and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier laid wreaths in a ceremony at the Cenotaph in central London.
US President Donald Trump canceled a trip on Saturday to a cemetery for fallen US soldiers because of scheduling difficulties and bad weather.